Welcome to the Forge GSO FAQ page! Before contacting us, please check to see if your question is answered here. If you don’t see it, please feel free to send us an email at email@example.com.
Where are you located?
While we are more visible from Eugene Street, our address is 219 West Lewis Street. Heading west from Elm Street, we are to the left of the large parking lot. When on West Lewis Street, turn left before you enter the large pay parking lot. We are in the big green building.
When are you open?/How do I take a tour?
Members of the Forge have 24/7 access to the facility and its resources. However, visiting hours are limited throughout the week. We are open for tours during these times:
Special tour times are also available upon request, and for groups. However, tours scheduled outside our regular visiting hours require a donation to our nonprofit. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How old do you have to be to join?
For general access, a member must be 18 years or older. However, we do offer a family membership and a mentor membership. These members can bring minors with them, so long as they have legal guardianship.
I need help making something, but I'm not a member. What do I do?
We can match you up with a maker that could take on your project, assist or consult!
Simply click here to go to our Job Requests page and fill out the form as detailed as you can and someone will contact you if they can take on your job!
What training is available for members?
All members must either attend intro classes or speak with our instructors before using any of the equipment. Members are also encouraged to share their skills with each other, and community mentoring is common! Members receive discounts on our Beginner through Advanced educational classes, and all intro classes are free for members.
What is a makerspace?
A makerspace is a place with tools and equipment to make. Much like a gym, members pay a monthly subscription to have access to expensive equipment. However, instead of breaking a sweat, members at a makerspace make!